Saturday, December 27, 2014

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February: God the Redeemer & God is Holy
The Ten Commandments: Love God
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 19:1–20:11; 31:18
MAIN POINT: God gave us rules to show that He is holy and we are sinners.
KEY PASSAGE: Hebrews 3:5-6
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His
people from captivity.

The Ten Commandments: Love Others
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 20:12-17
MAIN POINT: God gave us rules to help us know how to love Him and
others.
KEY PASSAGE: Leviticus 11:45
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s
law perfectly except Jesus.    





January 3: NEW Year activities

January 10:  Moses Was Born and Called
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 1:8–2:10,23-25; 3:1–4:20
MAIN POINT: God rescued Moses to deliver His people from captivity.
KEY PASSAGE: Hebrews 3:5-6
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His
people from captivity.

January 17: The Plagues, the Passover, and the
Crossing of the Red Sea
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 5–14
MAIN POINT: God proved to the Egyptians that He is the one true God.
KEY PASSAGE: Hebrews 3:5-6
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His
people from captivity.

January 24: The Wilderness Test
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 15:22–17:7
MAIN POINT: God provided for the physical needs of His people.
KEY PASSAGE: Hebrews 3:5-6
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His
people from captivity.

January 31: The Golden Calf
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 32:1-35; 34:1-9
MAIN POINT: God punished His people for worshiping a golden calf.
KEY PASSAGE: Hebrews 3:5-6
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His
people from captivity.


The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree:  GBF has been given the opportunity to help local families in need, once again.  We have done this mission project several years in a row and it is a very successful one.  



HOW TO HELP: The tree located in the sanctuary will be covered with ornament style tags with specific items that you can purchase to help provide this family with a wonderful Christmas (similar to how the Salvation Army Angel Tree works). 

WHAT TO DO: 
1) Take an Angel Tag/Ornament off the GBF Tree.
2) Purchase the item(s) listed on that ornament.
3) Bring back the item in a wrapped box or gift sack with the ANGEL TAG attached***THE TAG MUST BE INCLUDED SO WE CAN GET THE GIFT TO THE RIGHT CHILD AND RIGHT FAMILY.
4) Deadline for bringing the gifts to the church will be December 13th.

December:


Moses Was Born and Called
BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 1:8–2:10,23-25; 3:1–4:20
MAIN POINT: God rescued Moses to deliver His people from captivity.
KEY PASSAGE: Hebrews 3:5-6
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His
people from captivity.

Angels Spoke to Mary and Joseph
BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 1:26-56; Matthew 1:18-24
MAIN POINT: God chose Mary and Joseph to be the earthly parents of Jesus.
KEY PASSAGE: Galatians 4:4-5
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us
from sin.

Jesus Was Born
BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 2:1-20
MAIN POINT: Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.
KEY PASSAGE: Galatians 4:4-5
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us
from sin.




November:

God the Covenant Keeper

SESSION TITLE: Jacob’s New Name
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 32–33
MAIN POINT: God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, the name of God’s
covenant people.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 26:24
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What can stop God’s plan? Nothing can stop
God’s perfect plan.

SESSION TITLE: Joseph Sent to Egypt
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 37:1-36; 39:1–41:57
MAIN POINT: God used Joseph’s suffering for good.
KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 26:24
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What can stop God’s plan? Nothing can stop
God’s perfect plan.

SESSION TITLE: Joseph’s Dreams Came True
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 42:1–46:34; 50:15-21
MAIN POINT: God sent Joseph to Egypt to establish a remnant.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE: Genesis 26:24
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What can stop God’s plan? Nothing can stop
God’s perfect plan.



OCTOBER: 

God the Covenant Maker

God Tested Abraham Genesis 22:1-19
Main Point: Abraham trusted God even when he didn’t understand God’s plan.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.
Key Passage: Romans 4:3 

The Promise Reaffirmed Genesis 25:19-26; 26:1-6; 28:10-22
Main Point: God reminded Abraham’s family that He always keeps His promises.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: God’s wonderful plan to Abraham extended well beyond his lifetime. The plan was shared with Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and eventually an entire
nation leading to the birth of a baby boy named Jesus. Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to provide salvation and redemption for all of God’s people.
Key Passage: Romans 4:3 

God the Covenant Keeper

The Stolen Blessing Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-45
Main Point: Jacob stole Esau’s blessing.
Big Picture Question: What can stop God’s plan? Nothing can stop God’s perfect plan.
Christ Connection:
Jesus is the firstborn over all creation. (Colossians 1:15) When Jesus hung on the cross, He gave up His blessing for us. Jesus took the punishment we deserve so that the Father would give us the blessing Jesus deserves.
Key Passage: Genesis 26:24





SEPTEMBER:

Sept. 6: Noah and the Ark Genesis 6:5–9:17
Main Point: God is holy, and He punishes sin.
Big Picture Question: What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.
Christ Connection: God rescued Noah and his family from the flood; only they lived. The story of Noah points ahead to a greater rescue. God’s Son, Jesus—the only perfectly righteous One—came so take the punishment for our sin. By trusting in Him, we are saved from the punishment our sin deserves. Jesus died so that we can live.

Sept. 13: The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9
Main Point: God created people to give glory to Him alone.
Big Picture Question: Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.
Christ Connection: People chose to give glory to themselves instead of God. They ignored God’s plan, so God confused their language and scattered the people all over the earth. One day, Jesus will gather together all of God’s people—people from every tribe and people who speak all kinds of languages—and they will worship Him. (Revelation 7:9-10)

Sept. 20: God’s Covenant with Abraham Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-21; 17:1-9
Main Point: God promised to bless all the world through Abraham.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: God called Abraham to leave his country and family to go to another land. God promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed.

Sept. 27: God Tested Abraham  Genesis 22:1-19
Main Point: Abraham trusted God even when he didn’t understand God’s plan.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.



 




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